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Two Suffolk butchers are among a host of businesses to make the cut at a prestigious regional awards event.

Competitors battled it out this week in the Eat Suffolk Food and Drink Awards 2020 live cook-off.

An Ipswich restaurant specialising in Indian and Nepalese cuisine has re-opened - following a challenging few years.

Tired of being judged for eating a soy burger by your carnivorous friends? Or maybe you're just happy enjoying #MeatFreeMonday. Don't let stigma from others change your lunch order.

Wings, steaks, loaded nachos, craft ales and cocktails on the menu at Suffolk's first fully vegan pub.

Food and drink editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis has a meal quite unlike anything she's eaten before and says this place is 'one to watch'.

From a night of butchery with Jimmy Doherty, to all you can eat vegan and Pancake Night at Applaud.

Competitors from across the county take part in live cook-off in a bid to become Eat Suffolk finalists.

Want to get away from it all closer to home? Our food and drink editor suggests a little escape only 30 minutes from the heart of Norwich.

Food and film is an unbeatable combination and the Film Feast Festival, pioneered by Suffolk born film consultant and researcher, Neil McGlone, was such a success when its second serving hit our screens in October, that a series of additional events are being staged at The Galley restaurant in Woodbridge.

Nutrition expert Catherine Jeans shares vital tips to ensure you'll get all the goodness you need to keep you healthy on a plant-based diet.

Suffolk and Essex farmers thinking about diversifying might want to think about grape growing, according to a farming expert.

From kombucha to vegan burgers and open fire cooking - what will we all be eating and drinking this year?

Our reviewers have been out and about trying out your recommendations this year, as well as newcomers to the dining scene.

Here are just some of the pubs, cafes and restaurants which made an impression.


The Stowmarket-based burger specialist has gathered quite a following for its menu of over 20 varieties of the fast-food favourite.

From the KFC vegan burger to the meat-free Steak Bake, vegans and vegetarians are simply spoilt for choice this Veganuary. But can junk food ever be considered 'ethical' - even when it contains no meat?

The 'mini Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival' brings together dozens of the county's finest artisan producers.

Christmas just isn't Christmas without a decent platter of cheeses. Here Clare Jackson of Slate in Aldeburgh and Southwold shares her top three varieties for your celebrations.

Help judges decide what will be the official town biscuit.

Nicola Warren tries lunch at Ocean Fish Platter in the town centre.


Mark Heath and his wife Liz visited The Guinness Arms in Icklingham for a midweek lunch. Here's what they made of it...

A brunch bar and multiple vegan cafes have been added to the list of options for foodie fans in Ipswich over the past year - here we take a look at the new establishments you might not have tried yet.

Food and drink editor Charlotte Smith-Jarvis visits The Hadleigh Ram to see what it's like under new management.

Nicola Warren tries lunch at Ocean Fish Platter in the town centre.

Mark Heath and his wife Liz visited Hmm Burger in Newmarket on a Saturday lunchtime for a beef-based feast. Here's what they made of it.

Our food and drink editor went to try out the Spanish-influenced cafe on the town's waterfront.

Our reviewer tried out the breakfast menu at this Parisian-style café.

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